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Sustainability

Tufts plays a crucial role in helping the world adapt to a changing planet while tackling such challenging issues as climate change and resource depletion. Our goal is to be responsible stewards of the physical environment by cultivating knowledge of sustainable issues and solutions across disciplines in our students and faculty.

 
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New & Notable

Spotlights

  • Group photo of UEP staff

    A master’s-level environmental policy and planning program with a focus on environmental management skills and urban studies.

  • A garden

    A space for Tufts students to learn about gardening and environmental sustainability and interact with Somerville gardeners who maintain the adjacent community garden.

  • Person giving a presentation

    Develops innovative approaches to more environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable global development.

  • Students in a lecture hall

    Provides students the opportunity for substantial, in-depth study of environmental economics within the realm of international relations.A concentration designed to provide students with substantial, in-depth, and focused study into environmental economics within the realm of international relations.

  • Recycling boxes

    A broad overview of the various options for environmental degrees open to graduate and undergraduate students, plus a listing of the many environmentally related courses offered at Tufts.

  • Garden photo with sign for Cummings Community Garden

    Students from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine started a community garden which supplies produce to the Travis Fund Farmers’ market. The Travis Fund provides financial support to found animals and owners who need assistance with the cost of unanticipated veterinary care.

Resources

Sustainability on Campus

Explore what Tufts is doing to reduce its own impact on the environment, including efforts related to waste reduction, water and energy use, food, and health. Find out more about student clubs, events, and other resources for faculty, staff, and students interested in getting involved with sustainability on campus. 

Visit the Office of Sustainability